“But your best friend is still your best friend. Even from half a world away. Distance can’t sever that connection. Best friends are the kind of people who can survive anything. And when best friends see each other again, after being separated by half a world and more miles than you think you can bear, you pick up right where you left off. After all, that’s what best friends do.”
The broadcast they’d done the night before focused on a long jumper named Oscar Parrish who’d had “a decade’s worth of bad luck”—tearing his ACL, then losing his father on the eve of the Olympics. But finally he was expected to break the world record by a few quarters of an inch, which Dan explains is “a hundred miles in track and field.”
Oscar admits that at 33 years old, his legs aren’t getting any stronger. “All I’ve done since I was 14 years old is try to jump a quarter inch farther.” He knows that this is his last chance.
But then the moment comes and… he breaks the world record! Everyone at Sports Night cheers except for Dan. He is the only one watching five minutes later when an unknown Austrian steps up to the line. This 19-year-old jumps and effortlessly shatters Oscar’s new record, by an astounding three inches. His distance? Twenty-nine feet, eight and a quarter inches.”
—Kristopher Jansma on Sports Night, golf, and first novels, in his essay Twenty Nine Feet, Eight And A Quarter Inches.
Karen Allen and Harrison Ford take time out behind the scenes of Raiders of the Lost Ark to get chummy in some photographs.
elaborateheists asked: [INCOHERENT SCREAMING ABOUT TEENAGED AND NON-TEENAGED WEREWOLVES]
I DIDN’T WATCH IT BECAUSE I’M AT WORK BUT CAN WE TALK ABOUT KIRA AND ALLISON SWORDFIGHTING TOGETHER LIKE WHOOOAAAA
someone please tell me if sheriff stilinski is scott’s dad I can’t watch the episode until tomorrow
xkit postblocker is so great because I can block all the Sherlock posts on my dash and still follow the people I like without having to look at gifsets captioned “jaaaAAWWWNNN” all day
there’s always that one character where you’re like “tbh I love this character bc I am this character”
“Even if [Thelma and Louise] was the most man-bashing movie ever made, saying, ‘let’s all of us women get guns and kill men’, it wouldn’t even begin to make up for the 99% of movies where the women are there to be caricatured as bimbos or to be skinned and decapitated. If you’re feeling threatened, you’re sympathizing with the wrong character.”
—Geena Davis (via albinwonderland)